Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $18,131
20%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 20% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: napoleonicwars

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Trafalgar Day: history, videos of reenactments and background explanations

    10/21/2018 8:41:08 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 13 replies
    Vaviper.blogspot.com ^ | 10/18/2018 | HarpyGoddess
    October 21 is Trafalgar Day, the anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar and the death of England's greatest naval hero, Admiral Horatio Nelson, on 21 October 1805. Fought off the southwest coast of Spain, Trafalgar was the greatest naval victory of the Napoleonic wars and essentially destroyed the sea power of France in a single engagement. Nelson and the British fleet had been blockading the French and Spanish fleet under Villeneuve in Cadiz after pursuing it to the Caribbean and back. When Villeneuve finally emerged to give battle, Nelson, depending on the superior seamanship and fighting skill of his "band...
  • Napoleon was the Best General Ever, and the Math Proves it.

    01/05/2018 9:50:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 191 replies
    Towards Data Science ^ | December 4. 2017 | Ethan Arsht
    Like Hannibal, I wanted to rank powerful leaders in the history of warfare. Unlike Hannibal, I sought to use data to determine a generalís abilities, rather than specific accounts of generalsí achievements. The result is a system for ranking every prominent commander in military history.
  • Mysterious labyrinth of tunnels beneath Liverpool unearthed by volunteers

    03/13/2013 8:40:57 AM PDT · by Thurifer the Censer · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | Mar5ch 10, 2013 | Dan Curtis
    Volunteers in Liverpool are giving up their free time to clear out a mysterious labyrinth of tunnels that lurk beneath the city's Edge Hill area. The tunnels were built and conceived in the early 19th century by eccentric businessman Joseph Williamson, who paid soldiers returning from the Napoleonic war to build them. No records were kept of how far they stretch, nor which direction they go in.
  • Tallying the winners and losers of the War of 1812

    12/12/2012 4:08:05 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 38 replies
    National Post ^ | December 12, 2012 | James Careless
    The human cost of the War of 1812 was dramatic. Some 35,000 people were killed, wounded or missing at the end of the war. York (now Toronto), Niagara (now Niagara-on-the-Lake) and Washington, D.C. were torched. Elsewhere, homes and properties were looted and damaged and family lives were thrown into chaos. The borders between British North America and the United States might not have changed when the fighting stopped ó the old lines were reconfirmed in the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the war on December 24, 1814. But once the treaty was signed, there wasnít simply a return to the...